Chattogram Challengers: In the modern era of fast-moving cricket, T20 leagues have taken the world by storm. A number of T20 cricket leagues are ruling the world right now. Every test playing nation is looking for their own T20 league. One such league is the Bangladesh Premier League, which features seven teams and came into existence in 2012.
And in this article we will talk about the Chattogram franchise that made their debut in the inaugural season in 2012. Over the period they have changed their names. From 2012-2014, they were known as the Chittagong Kings, and then they got the name Chittagong Vikings from 2015–2018. And from 2019, the franchise renamed it to Chattogram Challengers. Here we will talk about the highest totals by this team in the BPL.
3. Chattogram Challengers (214/4) vs Khulna Titans in 2019
The third highest total for the Chattogram Challengers came in the 2019 season when they faced the Khulna Titans at Sylhet. Khulna won the toss and decided to bowl first. Chattogram batted first and had a few good partnerships in the middle. The biggest stand was for the third wicket between Yasir Ali and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. Both batters added 83 runs and made their respective half-centuries. Yasir scored 54 off 36 balls, with five fours and three sixes.
Skipper Mushfiqur scored 52 off 33 balls, including eight fours and one six. As a result, Chattogram made their third-highest BPL total. They made a total of 214/4 in 20 overs. Chasing the target, Sylhet lost their first three wickets for just 18 runs. In the end, they only reached 188/8, losing the game by 26 runs.
2. Chattogram Challengers (221/4) vs Dhaka Platoon 2019
This was a high-scoring thriller. Chattogram Challengers registered their second highest BPL total. It came against the Dhaka Platoon in the 2019 season. Dhaka won the toss and bowled first. Batting first, Chattogram got off to a great start with three back-to-back 50-plus partnerships for the first three wickets. Lendl Simmons made 57 off 36 balls, with five fours and four sixes, while Imrul Kayes scored 40 off 24.
However, in the end, Mahmudullah made 59 off 28 balls, with five fours and four sixes. Chadwick Walton played an unbeaten cameo of 27 off 18 balls. Eventually, Chattogram reached their second-highest BPL total of 221/4 in their 20 overs. Chasing the target, Dhaka also started well with opener Mominul Haque (52). But it was too big a target to chase. They got all out for 205 runs and lost the game by 16 runs.
1. Chattogram Challengers (238/4) vs Dhaka Platoon 2019
Chattogram Challengers registered their highest score against the Cumilla Warriors in the 2019 season. In fact, their highest BPL total is also the league’s second highest in history. It came in the 14th game of the 2019 season at Chattogram Stadium. It was Cumilla who won the toss and decided to bowl first. But that decision went totally wrong. Batting first, got good start with top four batters scoring runs.
Skipper Imrul Kayes scored 62 off of 41 with nine fours and one six. Chadwick Walton scored a 22-ball fifty and made an unbeaten 71 off 27 balls, with five fours and six sixes. As a result, they made their highest total of 238/4 in 20 overs. In reply, Cumilla also tried hard in their chase. But they fell short by just 16 runs and made 222/7 in their 20 overs.
Highest Score in BPL by Chattogram Challengers
|238/4||20.0||1||Warriors||Chattogram||20 Dec 2019|
|221/4||20.0||1||Platoon||Chattogram||18 Dec 2019|
|214/4||20.0||1||Titans||Sylhet||19 Jan 2019|
|211/5||20.0||1||Sixers||Chattogram||24 Nov 2017|
|202/5||20.0||1||Sunrisers||Chattogram||29 Jan 2022|
|194/2||20.0||1||Kings||Mirpur||5 Dec 2017|
|191/8||20.0||2||Kings||Chattogram||26 Jan 2019|
|190/5||20.0||1||Kings||Chattogram||18 Nov 2016|
|190/7||20.0||1||Tigers||Mirpur||24 Jan 2022|
|189/5||20.0||1||Tigers||Mirpur||14 Feb 2022|